Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

 

Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

Author: Nikeisha Ricketts

 

INGREDIENTS:

Below is a delicious recipe for Jamaican Beef Patties:

 

PASTRY

2 cups Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 cup Solid shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine
1/3 cup Cold water

Sift the flour, curry powder and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the shortening and margarine until crumbly. Add the cold water to make a stiff dough. Lightly flour a wooden cutting board and roll out the dough until about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out 8-inch circles. Cover with wax paper or damp cloth until ready to use. You can place the dough in the refrigerator overnight. If you do refrigerate, remove the dough at least 15 minutes before using.

 

MEAT FILLING

2 tablespoon oil
1 Small white onion, Finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon Chopped Scotch Bonnet pepper
1/2 lb. Lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Curry powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme
1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Beef or chicken stock
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Water

In a heavy skillet, melt the margarine and saute the onion and Scotch Bonnet Pepper until they become limp. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, curry powder and thyme and mix well. Brown the meat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the breadcrumbs and stock and combine all the ingredients well. Cover the skillet and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When all the liquids have been absorbed, the filling is ready. It should be moist but not watery. Remove the skillet from the stove and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Uncover the dough circles and place 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling on half of each. Moisten the edges of the dough with water and fold the dough circle over the meat filling. Pinch the edges closed with a fork. Lightly brush the pastry with a mixture of the egg and water. Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet for 30 to 40 minutes or until the pastry are golden brown.

Serves: 10 Patties

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About the Author

Nikeisha is an upper 6th form student at the St.Hugh’s High school for girls where she holds many positions. She was chosen to write on this site because of her noticeable writing skills. Through a telephone interview with Nikkie she outlines that she enjoys going to the movies, malls, traveling, surfing the net, partying, singing (I hope she’s a great singer), Dancing, cooking, drawing, painting, writing stories, sleeping, eating, meeting new people, playing badminton, table tennis, pool, the piano, swimming and most of all debating. We asked her how she would describe herself and her reply was “Determined, shy, humble, soft spoken, honest, kind and caring”..well through our many conversations with Nikeisha we no doubt have to disagree with her when she says she is shy, in fact she is very talkative.
Terry-Ann Lee is also an upper 6th form student at the Immaculate Conception High School for girls where she too holds many positions. To name a few, she’s the senior prefect and holds many club positions.We had a face to face interview with Terry-Ann and she basically has the same interest as Nikeisha does. She however enjoys playing football, netball, and ice-hockey.